Life in Israel

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A Dream Come True

An IDF soldier whose Muslim parents moved to Israel from Gaza is being commended for excellence because of his devotion to his homeland, the Jewish state.

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A Sacrifice Impossible to Overlook

The Fellowship's Ami Farkas reflects on the awareness every Israeli has of the personal loss that was made for their country.

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Biblical Site Draws Christians and Controversy

A West Bank site, cared for by Israeli settlers and flocked to by evangelicals, is being criticized by those who stand against Christians and Jews.

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A Holocaust Survivor’s Champion

Three young punks who robbed an elderly Holocaust survivor surely didn't think that a world-class boxer would come to her aid.

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The Stories Behind Israel’s National Parks

Learn the fascinating stories behind some of the Holy Lands most beloved and beautiful natural wonders.

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Shabbat Is Here!

A Sabbath dinner spent with Christian friends highlights the strong bond between our two faiths.

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Poet in the Woods

The National Library of Israel tells us the story of Avraham Sutzkever, who survived the Holocaust to become the Holy Land's foremost poet.

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12 Top Food Kiosks in Tel Aviv

While they may be small, their taste is mighty! Our friends at ISRAEL21c tell us that Tel Aviv's food stands serve some of the Holy Land's best dishes.

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Israeli Couple Stumbles on 1,700-Year-Old Stone Busts

Last month, a couple from Beit She'an, an Israeli city about 20 miles south of the Sea of Galilee, was simply out for a walk. It was just an ordinary evening walk, but Beit She'an is no ordinary city.

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6 Israeli Archaeology Stories from 2018

From Sodom and Gomorrah to the Dead Sea Scrolls, here are some of the most interesting archaeological findings from the Holy Land this past year.

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A Kaleidoscope of Biblical Imagery

An archaeological excavation of the Galilean village of Huqoq keeps on giving.

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The Light of Lag B’Omer

As a child growing up in America, the Jewish holiday Lag B'Omer was just a minor holiday. We had school on that day, but it was an extra fun day, usually in a park, and if we were lucky, we attended a bonfire at night. Certain names and customs were associated with the day, but although I had an excellent Jewish education, I had a very poor grasp on what the day was all about. Then I moved to Israel . . .

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The God of Israel Does Not Lie

I was 18 years old the first, and last, time I visited Auschwitz. I was on a tour designed for Jewish teens to learn firsthand about the Holocaust. We traveled to Poland, where we visited death camps, concentrations camps, monuments, and cemeteries. We bore witness to the millions of shoes, suitcases, glasses, strands of hair, and prosthetic limbs that were . . . 

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Life Lessons from Matzah

This is how my kitchen looked last week, on the day before Passover: Oven racks were scattered on the counter, covered with anti-grease spray; the refrigerator had been taken apart, scrubbed, then put back together through reverse engineering; the dining room table and chairs were scattered in the . . .  

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The Simple Yet Profound Lessons of Tu B’Shvat

Known as the new year of the trees, Tu B'Shvat offers us some important lessons on God's provision and timing.

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Saying “Yes” to the Sabbath

Yonit Rothchild, one of our Fellowship writers in Israel, reflects on the beauty and peace she finds – and that we might all find – in observing the Sabbath.

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The Most Important Flight of My Life

A Fellowship writer in Israel writes that of all the flights we take from one place to the next, there is nothing as miraculous as a flight that fulfills biblical prophecy.

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A Helping Hand for Israel’s Poor

As the world observes the International Day of Poverty, The Fellowship and our faithful friends are doing all we can for Israel's most impoverished citizens.

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The Many Meanings of Sukkot

Besides completing two important cycles on the Jewish calendar, Sukkot marks Israel's annual plea to God for rain and sustenance, and serves as a time for families to fellowship and thank our Lord.

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When Loving Your Neighbor Is Not So Easy

A Fellowship writer in Israel reflects on this week's terror attack and the difficulties of living in a land torn apart by ongoing violence.

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